- 10 Best Ever Depression Management TechniquesISBN: 9780393706291
Title: 10 Best Ever Depression Management Techniques
Author: WEHRENBERG MARGARET
Why is depression one of the most pervasive of all mental health complaints? What makes the lethargy, mental rumination, loss of concentration, unassuageable negativity, and feelings of inadequacy so stubbornly resistant to treatment and so hard to shake off? What can you do to alleviate your symptoms and move in the direction of full recovery? In order to answer these questions, Margaret Wehrenberg explains, you must first understand your brain. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience research presented in a reader-friendly way, Wehrenberg skillfully describes what happens in the brain of a depression sufferer and what specific techniques can be used to alter brain activity and control its range of disabling symptoms. Containing practical, take-charge tips from a seasoned clinician, this book presents the ten most effective strategies for moving from lethargy into action, taking charge of your brain, and breaking free from depression to find hope and happiness.
- 10 Days to Faster ReadingISBN: 9780446676670
Title: 10 Days to Faster Reading
Author: MARKS-BEALE ABBY
Jump-Start Your Reading Skills! Speed reading used to require months of training. Now you can rev up your reading in just a few minutes a day. With quizzes to determine your present reading level and exercises to introduce new skills quickly, 10 Days to Faster Reading will improve your reading comprehension and speed as it shows you how to: * Break the Bad Habits That Slow You Down * Develop Your Powers of Concentration * Cut Your Reading Time in Half * Use Proven, Specially Designed Reading Techniques * Boost the Power of Your Peripheral Vision * Learn How to Scan and Skim a Written Report ...And All in 10 Days
- 22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's SyndromeISBN: 9781849058032
Title: 22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome
Author: SIMONE RUDY
Although having Asperger's Syndrome (AS) can make romantic relations difficult, having a fulfilling relationship with an Asperger man is certainly not impossible. A woman in love with a man with AS may interpret his difficulties with communication and socialization as a lack of interest in the relationship. He may vacillate between being gentle and caring to seeming cold and distant. She may find his behavior hard to understand, resulting in feelings of loneliness, isolation, and confusion. This book shows how to overcome these difficulties and maintain a loving relationship with an AS partner.
- 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: PsychologyISBN: 9781780875958
Title: 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Psychology
Author: FURNHAM ADRIAN
How different are men and women's brains? Does altruism really exist? Are our minds blank slates at birth? And do dreams reveal our unconscious desires? If you have you ever grappled with these concepts, then this book is for you. Not only providing the answers to these questions and many more, a series of essays explore each of the central concepts, as well as the arguments of key thinkers. Adrian Furnham offers introductions to emotional behaviour, cognition, mental conditions - from stress to schizophrenia - rationality and personality development, among many others.
- 50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to KnowISBN: 9781847248527
Title: 50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know
Author: FURNHAM ADRIAN
How different are men and women's brains? Does altruism really exist? Are our minds blank slates at birth? And do dreams reveal our unconscious desires?If you have you ever grappled with these concepts, or tried your hand as an amateur psychologist, 50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know could be just the book for you. Not only providing the answers to these questions and many more, this series of engaging and accessible essays explores each of the central concepts, as well as the arguments of key thinkers. Author Adrian Furnham offers expert and concise introductions to emotional behaviour, cognition, mental conditions - from stress to schizophrenia - rationality and personality development, amongst many others.This is a fascinating introduction to psychology for anyone interested in understanding the human mind.
- 50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to KnowISBN: 9781848667372
Title: 50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know
Author: FURNHAM ADRIAN
How different are men and women's brains? Does altruism really exist? Are our minds blank slates at birth? And do dreams reveal our unconscious desires? Psychology is everywhere in today's society. No crime fiction, documentary, chat show or medical consultation is complete without the introduction of a psychological angle. Psychology seeks to understand and explain thoughts, feelings and behaviour through a dizzying array of ideas and theories, shedding light on everything from memory, social mobility and attitude formation to delusions of grandeur, alcoholism and computer phobia, to name a few. In 50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know, Professor Adrian Furnham explains the central ideas of psychology in 50 concise and accessible essays. Packed with the latest research, most important case studies and arguments of key thinkers, this book is the perfect introduction to psychological theory. Contents include: Placebo effect; Kicking the habit; Hallucinations; Positive psychology; Emotional intelligence; IQ and you; Multiple intelligences; The Rorschach inkblot test; Detecting lies; Obedience to authority; Self-sacrifice or selfishness; Gambler's fallacy; Remembrance of things past; Artificial intelligence; Tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon; Psychosexual stages; Tabula rasa; Phrenology; Dyslexia.
- 59 SecondsISBN: 9781447273370
Title: 59 Seconds
Author: WISEMAN RICHARD
Most people would like to be more creative, more persuasive and more attractive. For years, gurus and 'life coaches' have urged people to improve their lives by changing the way they think and behave, but scientific research has revealed that many of their techniques, from group brainstorming to visualization, are ineffective.
Fortunately, psychologist Richard Wiseman is on hand to provide fast-acting, myth-busting scientific answers to a huge range of everyday problems. From job-hunting to relationships, and from parenting to self-esteem, personal and professional success may be less than a minute away . . .
* Find out why putting a pencil between your teeth instantly makes you feel happier
* Discover why even thinking about going to the gym can help you keep in shape
* Learn how putting just one thing in your wallet will improve the chance of it being returned if lost
- 59 Seconds Think a Little Change a LotISBN: 9780307474865
Title: 59 Seconds Think a Little Change a Lot
Author: WISEMAN RICHARD
- 59 Seconds: Think a Little Change a LotISBN: 9780330511605
Title: 59 Seconds: Think a Little Change a Lot
Author: WISEMAN RICHARD
Whether you're looking to be more decisive in your life, find a new job or simply be happier, the chances are that this book has the 'magic bullet' you need.
- 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your HealingISBN: 9780393706055
Title: 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing
Author: ROTHSCHILD BABETTE
Trauma recovery is tricky; however, there are several key principles that can help make the process safe and effective. This book gives patients and therapists alike the skills to understand and implement the eight keys to successful trauma survival: mindfulness; a focus on survival; recovery without false memories; creating an inner dialogue that soothes; building psychological defenses to cope; understanding the role of shame; finding your own recovery pace; and recognizing and using common sense in safe recovery. This is not another book promoting a new method or type of treatment; rather, it is a necessary adjunct to other therapies. After reading this book, readers will be able to recognize their own individual needs and evaluate whether those needs are being met. They will have the tools necessary to put themselves in the driver's seat, navigating their own safe road to recovery.
Format: Trade paperback
- Abnormal PsychologyISBN: 9781118285695
Title: Abnormal Psychology
Author: KRING ANN
Abnormal Psychology& 12th& Edition, continues the tradition of giving students the opportunity to explore the latest theories and research in the field. It has been adapted to take into account UK/European examples in diagnosis and classifcation of mental illness, statistics on misuse of drugs and treatment as well as a fully revised chapter with European examples on legal and ethical issues.
As distinguished scholars and leaders in the field of Psychology, our author team continues to emphasize recent and comprehensive research coverage that has been the hallmark of the text.& Significant new material correlated to the forthcoming& Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5& (DSM-5), included in every chapter.Abnormal Psychology& emphasizes an integrated approach, showing how psychopathology is best understood by considering multiple perspectives, and how these varying perspectives can provide us with the clearest accounting of the causes of these disorders as well as the best possible treatments.
Created for the& 11th edition, we continue to offer a powerful video series for your Abnormal Psychology course with& 7-10 minute clips to show in& class or for students to review outside of class to help understand the patients experience. Unlike other videos, these feature real patients' and their families, in the context of their lives, describing symptoms from their own perspective. Each video& provides concise information& about the available& treatment options.
Format: Mixed Media
- ACT Made Simple An Easy-to-Read Primer on Acceptance & Commitment TherapyISBN: 9781572247055
Title: ACT Made Simple An Easy-to-Read Primer on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Author: HARRIS RUSS
Would you like to be less stressed and more fulfilled at work? Then join the many thousands of therapists and life coaches worldwide who are learning acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). ACT is not just a proven effective treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and myriad other psychological issues. It's also a revolutionary new way to view the human condition, packed full of exciting new tools, techniques, and strategies for promoting profound behavioral change.A practical and entertaining primer, ideal for ACT newcomers and experienced ACT professionals alike, ACT Made Simple offers clear explanations of the six ACT processes and a set of real-world tips and solutions for rapidly and effectively implementing them in your practice. This book gives you everything you need to start using ACT with your clients for impressive results.Inside this book, you'll find:- Scripts, exercises, metaphors, and worksheets to use with your clients- A session-by-session guide to implementing ACT- Transcripts from therapy sessions- Guidance for creating your own therapeutic techniques and exercises- Practical tips to overcome 'therapy roadblocks'
Format: Trade paperback
- Activate Your Brain How Understanding Your Brain Can Improve Your Work - and Your LifeISBN: 9781626341975
Title: Activate Your Brain How Understanding Your Brain Can Improve Your Work - and Your Life
Author: HALFORD SCOTT
A Wall Street Journal bestselling ebook
Push your brain to full power, for success at the office and at home
Would you like more control over your life and your work?
Would you like greater stamina as you carry out your daily tasks?
How about more significance and meaning as you move forward in your career?
Scott Halford shows us how we can all find these things if we simply understand how to activate the full potential of the brain. This incredible organ is still full of mystery, but we know enough to harness its power better than ever before. We just have to recognize how the brain works, and understand the actions we can take to help it perform at its best.
Combining research, anecdote, and inspiration, Activate Your Brain shows you how small steps toward better brain function and management can eventually lead to success on a whole new level. Each chapter offers Activations exercises that help optimize your brain function to . . .
increase your focus,
build self-confidence and willpower,
reduce negative stress,
collaborate effectively with others,
and much more.
In the end, "Activate Your Brain" is an indispensable collection of practical things you need to know about your wonderful brain which, when fully harnessed, can give you more of the fulfilled life you seek."
- ACTivate Your Life: Using Acceptance & Mindfulness to Build a Life That Is Rich, Fulfilling & FunISBN: 9781472111913
Title: ACTivate Your Life: Using Acceptance & Mindfulness to Build a Life That Is Rich, Fulfilling & Fun
Author: OLIVER JAMES
ACTivate Your Life focuses on helping people to be more open, connected and engaged with their lives, demonstrating how Acceptance Commitment Therapy can be used to tackle a range of problems such as low self-esteem, anxiety, anger and depression, as well as providing skills for life enhancement and self-development.
Readers are encouraged to consider what matters to them and will learn techniques to set life directions based on meaningful values. Readers will also be introduced to mindfulness and learn how to use it in everyday life to connect with their actions, experiences and the people around them. The ACT approach also teaches that it's a normal part of being human to have thoughts and feelings that are unpleasant and the most important thing is to respond effectively when these kinds of experiences arise. The book is aimed at anyone wanting to enhance their life skills, and character stories are used to demonstrate the spectrum of how they might be employed.
- Adaptive Self Personal Continuity & Intentional Self-DevelopmentISBN: 9780889372764
Title: Adaptive Self Personal Continuity & Intentional Self-Development
Author: GREVE WERNER
The concept of the adaptive self discussed in this book is a unifying framework for considering the nature of identity and the development of the self throughout the life-span.
- Adventures in the Orgasmatron Wilhelm Reich & the Invention of SexISBN: 9780007507740
Title: Adventures in the Orgasmatron Wilhelm Reich & the Invention of Sex
Author: TURNER CHRISTOPHER
The untold story of Wilhelm Reich and the dawn of the sexual revolution. An illuminating, startling, at times bizarre story of sex and science, ecstasy and repression.
In the middle of the 20th century, the United States became an adoptive home for dozens of expatriated European thinkers, who saw this rich, young country ripe for sexual liberation. One of the most left-field of them was the Viennese psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, a disciple of Freud’s who had broken with the master. Reich’s own approach was based on his theories of the orgasm and sexual energy, which he dubbed ‘orgone energy’. Instead of the couch, he made use of a tall, slender construction of wood, metal, and steel wool, which he called the orgone box. A highly sexed man himself, Reich thought that a person who sat in the box could elevate their ‘orgastic potential’ ridding the body of repressive forces, improving sexual potency, and enhancing overall health.After World War Two, Reich’s theories caught on among writers and artists, the early adopters of the counter-culture. Norman Mailer and Saul Bellow were amongst those for whom the orgone box represented a yearned-for synthesis of sexual and political liberation, and of physical science and psychology.Meanwhile, Reich himself faced one debacle after another. Albert Einstein heard him out before rebuffing him. The FBI investigated him as a Communist sympathizer: it turned out that they were hunting the wrong man. The federal government banned the orgone box and tagged Reich as a fraud. There were claims of sexual misdeeds, and bouts of Reich’s own mental instability.This is the story of the blossoming of the 20th century’s sexual revolution, and the unshackling of a repressed society, and sex before science.
- Age of Empathy Nature's Lesson for A Kinder SocietyISBN: 9780285640382
Title: Age of Empathy Nature's Lesson for A Kinder Society
Author: DE WAAL FRANS
From chimpanzees caring for mates that have been wounded by leopards, elephants reassuring youndsters in distress to dolphins preventing sick companions from drowning, 'The Age of Empathy' demonstrates that animals are guided by cooperation.
- Age of Insight The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art Mind & Brain from Vienna 1900 to the PresentISBN: 9781400068715
Title: Age of Insight The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art Mind & Brain from Vienna 1900 to the Present
Author: KANDEL ERIC
A brilliant book by a Nobel Prize winner, "The Age of Insight" takes readers to Vienna in 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind--our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions--and how mind and brain relate to art.
- Agile Mind: How Your Brain Makes Creativity HappenISBN: 9780753556863
Title: Agile Mind: How Your Brain Makes Creativity Happen
Author: BACHRACH ESTANISLAO
A publishing sensation in Argentina that has sold over 200,000 copies and topped the bestseller charts for a record-breaking two years, now available in English for the first time!
The Agile Mind is about the most precious mental talent we have: the ability to imagine things which have never existed and to create new ideas. This book demystifies the preconceptions we often have about how our brains function to show how creativity really works, and how we can make it work even better.
We used to think that creativity diminished through the lifespan, but we now know this is not the case. The brain can regenerate and continue learning until the last days of our lives. We can all become more creative if we use the right methods and techniques to stimulate our brains and broaden our minds.
Join us on a fun and amazing journey into the deepest reaches of your brain and discover an incredible range of tips and tools to be more creative and happier in all parts of your life.
Format: Trade paperback
- All About Love Anatomy of a Truly Unruly EmotionISBN: 9781844085910
Title: All About Love Anatomy of a Truly Unruly Emotion
Author: APPIGNANESI LISA
Unruly, unpredictable, love is a maddening deity. He has us singing in the rain or tearing our hair out. Or duelling with his shadows, hate, jealousy and loss. This book tangles with the paradoxes of love through the span of our lives - from rapturous love to love in 'marriage', in the family and in friendship. It investigates love's shifts and continuities from the Greeks to the present and examines our present hypersexualized predicament. Drawing on a wide range of sources, ALL ABOUT LOVE shows us how without the varying attachments love puts in place, we would have little of our individuality, less literature, and arguably no society. In her brilliant new book, prize-winning author of MAD, BAD AND SAD: WOMEN AND THE MIND DOCTORS, Lisa Appignanesi searches for the meaning of an emotion.
- All Cats Have Asperger SyndromeISBN: 9781843104810
Title: All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome
Author: HOOPMANN KATHY
Takes a look at Asperger Syndrome (AS). Featuring photographs of cats, this
- Altruistic Brain: How We Get to Be Naturally GoodISBN: 9780199377466
Title: Altruistic Brain: How We Get to Be Naturally Good
Author: PFAFF DONALD W
Since the beginning of recorded history, law and religion have provided "rules" that define good behavior. When we obey such rules, we assign to some external authority the capacity to determine how we should act. Even anarchists recognize the existence of a choice as to whether or not to obey, since no one has seriously doubted that the source of social order resides in our vast ethical systems. Debate has focused only on whose system is best, never for an instant imagining that law, religion, or some philosophical permutation of either was not the basis of prosocial action. The only divergence from this uniform understanding of human society has come from the behavioral sciences, which cite various biological bases for human goodness. Putting aside both ancient and relatively modern ethical systems, neuroscientists, psychologists, and evolutionary biologists have started a revolution more profound than any anarchist ever dreamed of. In essence, these researchers argue that the source of good human behavior - of the benevolence that we associate with the highest religious teachings - emanates from our physical make-up. Our brains, hormones, and genes literally embody our social compasses. In The Altruistic Brain, renowned neuroscientist Donald Pfaff provides the latest, most far-reaching argument in support of this revolution, explaining in exquisite detail how our neuroanatomical structure favors kindness towards others. Unlike any other study in its field, The Altruistic Brain synthesizes all the most important research into how and why - at a purely physical level - humans empathize with one another and respond altruistically. It demonstrates that human beings are "wired" to behave altruistically in the first instance, such that unprompted, spontaneous kindness is our default behavior; such behavior comes naturally, irrespective of religious or cultural determinants. Based on his own research and that of some of the world's most em
- Anatomy of Peace Resolving the Heart of ConflictISBN: 9781921203121
Title: Anatomy of Peace Resolving the Heart of Conflict
Author: ARBINGER INSTITUTE STAFF
From the authors of the international bestseller Leadership and Self-Deception comes a groundbreaking work that instills hope and inspires reconciliation. Through a moving story of parents who are struggling with their children and with problems that have come to consume their lives, we learn from once-bitter enemies the way to find peace whenever war is upon us.What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause?What if we systematically misunderstand that cause?And what if, as a result, we systematically perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve?Every day.Like Arbingers international bestseller Leadership and Self-Deception, The Anatomy of Peace helps us see how we actually cause the problems we think are caused by other people. Were trapped by preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that keep us from seeing the world clearly and dealing with it effectively. As a result, our efforts to make things better all too often make them worse. Through an intriguing story of parents who are struggling with their children and with problems that have come to consume their lives, we learn from once-bitter enemies the way to find peace whenever war is upon us. Yusuf al-Falah, an Arab, and Avi Rozen, a Jew, each lost his father at the hands of the others ethnic cousins. The Anatomy of Peace is the story of how they came together, how they help warring parents and children to come together, and how we too can find our way out of the struggles that weigh us down.
- Anatomy of the SpiritISBN: 9780733800337
Title: Anatomy of the Spirit
Author: MYSS CAROLINE
- Anatomy of Violence The Biological Roots of CrimeISBN: 9780141046860
Title: Anatomy of Violence The Biological Roots of Crime
Author: RAINE ADRIAN
Adrian Raine is one of the world's leading authorities on the minds of the violent, the criminal, the dangerous, the unstable. An 'Anatomy of Violence' is the culmination of his life's work so far, offering the latest answers to some of the most difficult questions: what are the causes of violence? Can it be treated? And might it one day be stopped? Are some criminals born, not made? What causes violence and how can we treat it? 'An Anatomy of Violence' introduces readers to new ways of looking at these age-old questions.
- Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of CrimeISBN: 9781846143076
Title: Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime
Author: RAINE ADRIAN
Are some criminals born, not made? What causes violence and how can we treat it? An Anatomy of Violence introduces readers to new ways of looking at these age-old questions.Drawing on the latest scientific research, Adrian Raine explains what it reveals about the brains of murderers, psychopaths and serial killers. While once it was thought upbringing explained all, and subsequently explanations shifted to genetics, Raine goes to great pains to explain that anti-social behaviour is complex, and based on the interaction between genetics and the biological and social environment in which a person is raised. But the latest statistical evidence between certain types of biological and early behavioural warning signs is also very strong.Through a series of case studies of famous criminals, Raine shows how their criminal behaviour might be explained on the basis of these new scientific discoveries. His conclusions also point to a host of philosophical and moral issues. What are the implications for our criminal justice system?& Should we condemn and punish individuals who have little or no control over their behaviour? Should we act preemptively with people who exhibit strong biological predispositions to becoming dangerous criminals? These are among the thorny issues we can no longer ignore as our understanding of criminal behaviour grows.
- Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great PersonalitiesISBN: 9781426214660
Title: Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities
Author: KALB CLAUDIA
Was Andy Warhol a hoarder? Did Einstein have autism? Was Frank Lloyd Wright a narcissist? In this surprising, inventive, and meticulously researched look at the evolution of mental health, acclaimed health and science journalist Claudia Kalb gives readers a glimpse into the lives of high-profile historic figures through the lens of modern psychology, weaving groundbreaking research into biographical narratives that are deeply embedded in our culture. From Marilyn Monroe's borderline personality disorder to Charles Darwin's anxiety, Kalb provides compelling insight into a broad range of maladies, using historical records and interviews with leading mental health experts, biographers, sociologists, and other specialists. Packed with intriguing revelations, this smart narrative brings a new perspective to one of the hottest new topics in today's cultural conversation.
- Anger Management: The Complete Treatment Guidebook for PractitionersISBN: 9781886230453
Title: Anger Management: The Complete Treatment Guidebook for Practitioners
Author: KASSINOVE HOWARD
This detailed manual for practitioners presents a comprehensive state-of-the-art anger management program. The authors are distinguished researchers, teachers and practitioners in the field of anger management, and their book offers a detailed, research-based and empirically validated "anger episode model." This indispensable resource for human service professionals emphasizes how to help clients understand, manage, and prevent unhealthy anger. The book is packed with detailed procedures, examples, exercises, and client handouts. Features: Comprehensive empirically validated techniques for anger management Step-by-step training procedures Guidelines for assessment, nderstanding, awareness, motivation, relapse prevention Research-based program, with full documentation and literature citations, client handouts and worksheets.
- Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, & Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand OurselvesISBN: 9781925106220
Title: Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, & Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves
Author: BRAITMAN LAUREL
** "Science Friday" Summer Reading Pick**
**Discover magazine Top 5 Summer Reads**
**People magazine Best Summer Reads**
"[A] lovely, big-hearted book...brimming with compassion and the tales of the many, many humans who devote their days to making animals well." -The New York Times
Have you ever wondered if your dog might be a bit depressed? How about heartbroken or homesick? Animal Madness takes these questions seriously, exploring the topic of mental health and recovery in the animal kingdom and turning up lessons that Publishers Weekly calls "Illuminating...Braitman's delightful balance of humor and poignancy brings each case of life....[Animal Madness's] continuous dose of hope should prove medicinal for humans and animals alike."
Susan Orlean calls Animal Madness "a marvelous, smart, eloquent book-as much about human emotion as it is about animals and their inner lives." It is "a gem...that can teach us much about the wildness of our own minds" (Psychology Today).
- Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal BehaviorISBN: 9780156031448
Title: Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Author: GRANDIN TEMPLE; JOHNSON CATHERINE
How is Animals in Translation different from every other animal book ever published? Animals in Translation is like no other animal book because of Temple Grandin. As an animal scientist and a person with autism, her professional training and personal history have created a perspective like no other thinker in the field, and this is her exciting, groundbreaking view of the intersection of autism and animal. Unlike other well-known writers in the field of animal behavior - When Elephants Weep by psychoanalyst Jeffrey Moussaleff Masson, How Dogs Think by psychologist and dog trainer Stanley Coren, and The Hidden Life of Dogs by anthropologist Elizabeth Marsha Thomas - Temple Grandin is an animal scientist who has devoted the last 30 years of her life to the study of animals. Animals in Translation is the culmination of that life's work - a book whose sweep is huge, including just about anything that gallops, trots, slithers, walks, or flies. Temple Grandin is like no other author on the subject of animals because of her training and because of her autism; understanding animals is in her blood and her bones. Animals in Translation ... * redefines consciousness and argues that language is not a requirement for consciousness * categorizes autism as a way station on the road from animals to humans * explores the "Interpreter" in the normal human brain that filters out detail, creating an unintentional blindness that animals and autistics do not suffer from * applies the autism theory of "hyper-specificity' to animals, meaning that there is no forest, only trees, trees, and more trees * argues that the single worst thing you can do to an animal is make it feel afraid * examines how humans and animals use their emotions, including to predict the future * compares animals to autistic savants, in fact declaring that animals may be autistic savants, with special forms of genius that normal people cannot see * explains that most animals have "super-human" skills: animals have animal genius * reveals the abilities handicapped people, and animals, have that normal people don't
- Answer to the Riddle Is MeISBN: 9781907595165
Title: Answer to the Riddle Is Me
Author: MACLEAN DAVID S
In 2002, at age twenty-eight, David MacLean woke up in a foreign land with no identity and his memory wiped clean as the result of a reaction to malarial medication. Upon his return home, he struggled to piece together the fragments of his former life in a harowing, absurd, and unforgettable journey back to himself. A deeply felt and intensely personal book, The Answer to the Riddle Is Me, confronts and celebrates the dark, mysterious depths of our psyches and the myriad ways we are all unknowable, especially to ourselves.
- Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical TalesISBN: 9780679756972
Title: Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales
Author: SACKS OLIVER
This sequel to 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat' contains portraits of 7 of Sack's neurological case studies. These people show us a new perspective on the way our brains construct our individual worlds.
- Anti Oedipus Capitalism & SchizophreniaISBN: 9780143105824
Title: Anti Oedipus Capitalism & Schizophrenia
Author: DELEUZE GILLES & GUATTARI FELIX & FOUCAULT MICHELAn "introduction to the nonfascist life" (Michel Foucault, from the Preface)
When it first appeared in France, Anti-Oedipus was hailed as a masterpiece by some and "a work of heretical madness" by others. In it, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari set forth the following theory: Western society's innate herd instinct has allowed the government, the media, and even the principles of economics to take advantage of each person's unwillingness to be cut off from the group. What's more, those who suffer from mental disorders may not be insane, but could be individuals in the purest sense, because they are by nature isolated from society. More than twenty-five years after its original publication, Anti-Oedipus still stands as a controversial contribution to a much-needed dialogue on the nature of free thinking.
- Antidote: Happiness For People Who Can't Stand Positive ThinkingISBN: 9781921922671
Title: Antidote: Happiness For People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
Author: BURKEMAN OLIVER
'If only we'd stop trying so hard to be happy, we'd have a pretty good time.' Edith Wharton& The Antidote: Happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking is an exploration of a& radically new path to happiness.In an approach that turns decades of self-help advice on its head, Oliver Burkeman explains why& positive thinking serves only to make us more miserable, and why 'getting motivated' can& exacerbate procrastination.Comparing the personal philosophies of dozens of 'happy' people-among them philosophers and& experimental psychologists, Buddhists and terrorism experts, New Age dreamers and& hard-headed business consultants-Burkeman uncovers some common ground. They all believe& that there is an alternative 'negative path' to happiness and success that involves coming& face-to-face with, even embracing, precisely the things we spend our lives trying to avoid.Burkeman concedes that in our personal lives and the world at large, it's our constant efforts to& eliminate the negative-uncertainty, unhappiness, failure-that cause us to feel so anxious,& insecure and unhappy.Hilarious and compulsively readable, The Antidote will have you on the road to happiness in no& time.
Format: Trade paperback
- Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive ThinkingISBN: 9781922147653
Title: Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
Author: BURKEMAN OLIVER
The Antidote: Happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking is an exploration of a radically new path to happiness.In an approach that turns decades of self-help advice on its head, Oliver Burkeman explains why positive thinking serves only to make us more miserable, and why 'getting motivated' can exacerbate procrastination.Comparing the personal philosophies of dozens of 'happy' people—among them philosophers andexperimental psychologists, Buddhists and terrorism experts, New Age dreamers and hard-headed business consultants—Burkeman uncovers some common ground. They all believe that there is an alternative 'negative path' to happiness and success that involves coming face-to-face with, even embracing, precisely the things we spend our lives trying to avoid.Burkeman concedes that in our personal lives and the world at large, it's our constant efforts to eliminate the negative—uncertainty, unhappiness, failure—that cause us to feel so anxious, insecure and unhappy.Hilarious and compulsively readable, The Antidote will have you on the road to happiness in no time.
- Anti-Social Behaviour: A Multi-National Perspective of the Everyday at the ExtremeISBN: 9781473915770
Title: Anti-Social Behaviour: A Multi-National Perspective of the Everyday at the Extreme
Author: CURTIS CATE
"Neatly and succinctly takes readers through ways to understand and interpret the label of 'antisocial' behaviour in a wider context, showing how it is socially, historically and culturally produced as well as understood in professional health and policing or correctional contexts."
- Cathy Coleborne, University of Newcastle, Australia
"A timely work given the present global shift in the use of social media and violence. Cate Curtis' book serves as a multinational mini-meta-analytic review of anti-social behaviours"
- Richard Langford, University of Hawaii West Oahu
"Cate Curtis' coverage in this book is breath-taking.& It is centred on challenging taken for granted assumptions concerning the three Rs: 'risk', 'resilience' and 'recovery' whilst questioning what is respectable everyday activities and extreme behaviour in culture and society."
- Shane Blackman, Canterbury Christ Church University
Cate Curtis seeks to disrupt assumptions about anti-social behaviour by bringing together a host of key concepts and theories applicable to the field. Going beyond individualised discussions, the book explores broader concepts such as the social construction of 'anti-social behaviour', 'risk' and 'resilience', and the social contents and influences under which these are most likely to occur.
An excellent companion for researchers and postgraduate students in of anti-social behaviour across criminology, social psychology, sociology and social work.
- AnxiousISBN: 9781780747675
Author: LEDOUX JOSEPH E
Anxiety is all around us: phobias, panic, post- traumatic stress, OCD. Why are our brains so anxious? And what can we do about it?
Anxiety is natural. It is useful. By anticipating harm, we are better equipped to deal with it. But when anxiety is persistent and excessive, and chronically interferes with daily life, then an anxiety disorder exists. These are the most common mental health problems in the UK today.
Using cutting-edge research from his lab, neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux explains both how fear and anxiety are natural, adaptive ways of dealing with challenges and opportunities, and how they become pathological states. Some people are cool cats, their feathers never seem to be ruffled, while others are nervous Nellies. Your disposition affects the way you approach the world; anxious people find threats where others don't, and their brains are different, as LeDoux shows.
Anxiety is part of life, but we want to be able to use it rather than be used by it. In order to survive and thrive, the brain has to marshal its resources and energies. It is when these resources are unevenly allocated that problems arise. But there are methods each of us can learn for regulating this process. LeDoux outlines them and explains the science behind them that makes them work.
- Are We Getting Smarter?: Rising IQ in the Twenty-First CenturyISBN: 9781107609174
Title: Are We Getting Smarter?: Rising IQ in the Twenty-First Century
Author: FLYNN JAMES R
The 'Flynn effect' is a surprising finding, identified by James R. Flynn, that IQ test scores have significantly increased from one generation to the next over the past century. Flynn now brings us an exciting new book which aims to make sense of this rise in IQ scores and considers what this tells us about our intelligence, our minds and society. Are We Getting Smarter? features fascinating new material on a variety of topics including the effects of intelligence in the developing world; the impact of rising IQ scores on the death penalty, cognitive ability in old age and the language abilities of youth culture; as well as controversial topics of race and gender. He ends with the message that assessing IQ goes astray if society is ignored. As IQ scores continue to rise into the twenty-first century, particularly in the developing world, the 'Flynn effect' marches on.
Format: Trade paperback
- Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of LearningISBN: 9781579220549
Title: Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning
Author: ZULL JAMES E
Engaging and logically organized Readers will feel encouraged and eager to integrate the concepts into their own philosophy of teaching and learning."?Effective Teaching"The book is not merely an explication but a thoughtfully crafted, neuroscientfically informed teaching device that obeys the advice offered."?American Journal of Psychology"James Zull's crystal-clear mapping of how learning occurs, how learning changes the brain, and how many parts of the brain are activated as one learns should be interesting for all who teach. Zull relays a teaching approach and the neuroscience behind that approach that can dramatically affect learning."?Nursing Education Perspectives"This is the best book I have read about the brain and learning. Zull perspective forms the foundation for a teaching approach that can dramatically improve human learning."?David A. Kolb, Dept. of Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve UniversityJames Zull invites teachers in higher education or any other setting to accompany him in his exploration of what scientists can tell us about the brain and to discover how this knowledge can influence the practice of teaching. He describes the brain in clear non-technical language and an engaging conversational tone, highlighting its functions and parts and how they interact, and always relating them to the real world of the classroom and his own evolution as a teacher."
- Art of MemoryISBN: 9781847922922
Title: Art of Memory
Author: YATES FRANCES A
A revolutionary book about mnemonic techniques, and their relation to culture as a whole, which is itself hard to forget.
The ancient Greeks, to whom a trained memory was of vital importance -- as it was to everyone before the invention of printing -- created an elaborate memory system, based on a technique of impressing 'places' and 'images' on the mind. Inherited and recorded by the Romans, this art of memory passed into the European tradition, to be revived, in occult form, at the Renaissance, and particularly by the strange and remarkable genius, Giordano Bruno.
Such is the main theme of Frances Yates's unique and brilliant book, in the course of which she sheds light on such diverse subjects as Dante's Divine Comedy, the form of the Shakespearian theatre and the history of ancient architecture. Aside from its intrinsic fascination, "The Art of Memory" is an invaluable contribution to aesthetics and psychology, and to the history of philosophy, of science and of literature."